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Stephen Chivers (1824-1907)

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Stephen Chivers (1824-1907) of Chivers and Sons

1850 Married at Chesterton to Rebecca Frohock and had five sons and five daughters

1851 Birth of son William Chivers

1853 Birth of son Stephen Chivers

1857 Birth of son John Chivers

1860 Birth of son Thomas Chivers (1860-1864)

1861 Living at Histon, Cambs: Stephen Chivers (age 37 born Histon), Farmer and Gentleman and occupier of 170 acres employing 9 men and 5 boys. With his wife Rebecca Chivers (age 32 born Histon) and their six children; William Chivers (age 9 born Histon); Stephen Chivers (age 7 born Histon); Elizabeth Chivers (age 5 born Histon); John Chivers (age 3 born Histon); Esther Chivers (age 2 born Histon); and Thomas Chivers (age 6 months born Histon).[1]

1866 Birth of son Thomas M. Chivers

1907 June. Died. 'We regret to have to record this week the death of Mr. Stephen Chivers, sen., of Histon, a gentleman who for very many years has had a honourable part in the business and religious life of the county. Mr. Chivers was the actual founder of the great business of jam making, which has been carried on with such enterprise and success by his sons and has not only made the name of Chivers famous, but has turned a small village into a prosperous community, and led to remarkable developments in the fruit-growing industry of the district. With this large undertaking Mr. Stephen Chivers’ name will always be identified, but beyond that he will be remembered with deep feelings of real affection and gratitude in the village for his kindly and sympathetic personality, for his religious activities, his devotion to Sunday School work, and the help and support he gave to the Baptist cause in the villages...'[2]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 28 June 1907